Use Component Data

This document is no longer available beyond version 22. Information can now be found here: Creating the Component from a Manufacturer Part Search for version 24

Summary

The Use Component Data dialog provides controls to define components using data from the cloud. The parameters displayed allow you to copy data from a cloud component into the component you are currently editing.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • Choose a component from the Manufacturer Part Search panel then select Acquire from the right-click context menu to open the Create new component dialog. Select a component type then click OK.
  • Click Tools » Create from Part Search from the main menus of the Single Component Editor then select a category. Select a part in the resulting list then click OK.

Options/Controls

  • Only matching - enable this option to only display data matching the current component. Disabling this option will display all the data available in the cloud component.
  • Parameters/Symbols/Footprints/Datasheets, etc. (nn) - check/uncheck the box to enable/disable all items in that category.

    For parameters, checked parameters display the value that will be used from the cloud. Unchecked parameters display the current value.
  • Update - checked items will display Update for that parameter; unchecked items will have a blank display denoting no update will occur.
  • Replace - if the checkbox is checked, the data for this item will be replaced.
  • Add - if the checkbox is checked, the data for this item will be added from the cloud.
Note

The features available depend on your level of Altium Designer Software Subscription.